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Reading Twitter Reacts After The International Window Slams Shut

Let’s see what you lot have to say for yourselves...

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Right, Reading fans, that was a pretty decent window wasn’t it? I was pretty content with all signings, the departures were much-needed and we seem to be rebuilding a decent squad after a mass exodus in the summer.

However, it’s not all over just yet. We have until October 16 to make any other domestic signings, with a winger no doubt at the top of our list. There may also be a couple of departures both permanently and on loan, so it will be interesting to see what happens.

Let’s take a look at what you lot on Twitter have been saying as the international window slammed shut at 11pm on Monday.

Some love for Esteves (and a few promising comments)

Too much filth on my screen

I’ll get my boxing gloves on...

This Porto fan doesn’t seem to be too impressed by the rumours surrounding. I wouldn’t advise you to translate this if you are offended by bad language.

2009’s Riquelme name dropped, I still haven’t got over that :(

An alternative (and refreshing) viewpoint of the current squad

Keeping the core together

Have we finally got something to be excited about again?

I echo these sentiments

Attentions turn to Kia

Poveda anyone?


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Time for Thierry?

As we approached the end of deadline day, Thierry Nevers posted this Tweet. Was it a message to Veljko Paunovic? He’s certainly impressed for the under-23s.

I tell you what it’s certainly time for: EstevesSZN

Looks like Reading fans are pretty satisfied overall

Let’s summarise this

Even though this is just a summary of how Reading fans on Twitter feel about the international window, I think this sums up the mood of the whole fanbase. Signing Josh Laurent, Ovie Ejaria, Lewis Gibson, Nelson Semedo and Tomas Esteves, while releasing a whole host of players to reduce the wage bill, is a good achievement for the Royals.

However, they will need to keep building on this up until the domestic window closes on the 16th. I think most of us share the opinion that we need a winger to bolster our squad depth in that position - especially after missing out on Rodrigo Riquelme - but we have plenty of time to get someone else in.

In terms of outgoings, keep an eye on Sam Smith. With Lucas Joao, George Puscas, Sam Baldock and (seemingly) Nahum Melvin-Lambert in front of him in the pecking order, it looks as if his time at the Madejski Stadium is coming to an end. This is a major shame, as he showed a lot of promise a couple of years ago, but it will be good for the forward to play regular football lower down in the football pyramid.

So, there’s still a bit more work to be done - but it’s been a satisfying window. Let’s hope there’s further movement between now and next week’s domestic deadline.